The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. It is celebrated by Christians of all traditions and begins September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions.
We invite you to take part in this celebratory period by learning about and reflecting on the upcoming Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. The theme of the Synod is Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology and it will be held from October 6 to 27, 2019 in Rome. During the Season of Creation, let us discern how we can respond to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor in the Amazon.
Here are three ways to take part:
Take some time to read the following documents to immerse yourself in the themes of the Synod and the challenges faced by the Amazon and its peoples.
- What is a Synod?
- The preparatory document for the Synod on the Amazon
- The Pan-Amazon Synod: Walking together in an ecclesial Kairos by Mauricio Lopez Oropeza, Executive Secretary of REPAM
- MISSIONARY DISCIPLES: CUSTODIANS OF OUR COMMON HOME Discernment in Light of the Encyclical Laudato Si’ by the Bishops’ conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM)
2. REFLECT and PRAY
The Global Catholic Climate Movement has developed a discernment process for reflecting on the Synod. Gather a few people together and use this tool to guide you through personal prayer and group spiritual conversations in three sessions.
Join a workshop in your region to learn about Development and Peace’s new campaign For our Common Home: A future for the Amazon, a future for all. You will delve into the issues that are threatening the Amazon and its people, and learn how you can take concrete actions to show your solidarity with those defending the Amazon and our common home.
List of workshops
Date : Saturday, October 5
Time: 1:30 - 4pm
Place: Ste-Theresa Parish
6351 North St., Halifax, B3L 1P7
Special instructions: AGM 1:30-2pm
Campaign kick-off 2-4pm
Contact : 902-870-6269 or email@example.com
Date : Sunday, September 22
Time: 9am - 2pm
Place: Holy Family Parish
2797 Sunset Dr, Kamloops, BC V2C 4K7
Special instructions: Mass will start at 10:30am
Contact : 604 683-0281, ext. 50748 or firstname.lastname@example.org